Flexible MBA

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    “"At this place in my career and life, it would have been impossible to pursue a degree from Johns Hopkins University. The online option has opened up me up to opportunities I never would have had."” Shantay Davies | Student | Flexible MBA (Online)
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    “I knew I was headed for an MBA, but I didn’t want to go to just any business school. I wanted to go to a school that teaches the value of people over profits. I want to be part of a generation of future business leaders that have that vision in mind.” Maia Sciupac Arteaga | Student | Flexible MBA
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    “It really jumped me six years ahead, and I know it never would’ve happened without me pursuing the business degree. I am convinced I wouldn’t have even gotten where I am today without it.” George Bittar | Student | Flexible MBA

Earn a powerful, highly respected business degree—online, on campus, on your schedule. As a Flexible MBA student, you’ll learn from and alongside leaders across Hopkins’ top-ranked schools, work with our hands-on career development team, and connect with a Johns Hopkins University alumni network of 212,000 professionals across the world.



Average 3.5 years to complete, 54 credits


$1,330 per credit


$100 Application Fee

$250 Matriculation Fee

Online Part-Time

Inside Look Into Flexible MBA

Program Features

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School part-time Flexible MBA program is developing a new generation of business leaders willing to tackle society’s most vexing problems. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on key domains: enterprise risk management, health care management, financial businesses, and real estate and infrastructure.

The Flexible MBA offers busy students the flexibility its name suggests. Designed to fit into the often-varied schedules of working professionals, the Flexible MBA can be completed in several ways. Students select a preferred mode of completion (in person, online, or hybrid) upon enrollment into the program.


In-person courses are offered in 8-week terms throughout the academic year at Carey’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C. locations. Classes are typically held in the evenings, Monday-Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as occasional Saturday morning classes from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Each course meets once per week.


Courses are offered in 8-week terms and are available for students in the Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, and Leading Organizations concentrations. Courses feature mostly asynchronous learning activities with a few recommended or required synchronous (real-time) learning activities. Students in the online programs have access to an array of university resources, including library services, academic advising, student services, and information technology services. 

Online sections of Business Communication, Leadership in Organizations, and Negotiation also require the attendance of an in-person residency at the Baltimore campus in order to complete each 8-week course. During each residency, students will engage in course instruction, participating in activities, and network with faculty, fellow students, alumni, and business leaders. Residencies for Business Communications and Leadership in Organizations are 3 days each. The Negotiation residency is 1.5 days in length. 


Flexible MBA concentrations in Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, and Leading Organizations are offered both in-person and online. Students may elect to complete these concentrations by taking a mix of online and in-person courses, depending on their scheduling needs. Not all electives or concentration courses are available in the online format. 

All students will complete a total of 54 credits, with the freedom to take up to 6 years to finish your degree. The average time for completion is 3.5 years, with students taking 2 courses per 8-week term. 

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Sample Curriculum

The Flexible MBA is designed to accommodate the unique time constraints of full-time working individuals.

On-site courses are offered in both Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. in the evenings and on Saturdays, and meet once per week for an 8-week term.

Online courses are available for students in the Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, and Leading Organizations concentrations. Online courses follow the same 8-week terms as on-site courses and are taught by the same faculty who develop and teach the School’s on-site courses. Courses feature mostly asynchronous learning activities with a few recommended or required synchronous (real-time) activities. Students should review the technical requirements for online students before applying to this format.

*Online sections of Business Communications, Leadership in Organizations, and Negotiation also require students to attend an in-person residency at the Baltimore campus in order to complete each 8-week course. Residencies for Business Communications and Leadership in Organizations are 3 days each. The Negotiations residency is 1.5 days in length. 

Descriptions for the following courses can be found by using the JHU Student Information System Course Search.


Business Foundations (30 credits)

  • BU.120.601 Business Communications*
  • BU.121.610 Negotiation*
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • BU.132.601 Business Law
  • BU.220.610 The Firm and the Macro-economy
  • BU.220.620 Economics for Decision Making
  • BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
  • BU.520.601 Decision Models
  • BU.142.620 Leadership in Organizations*
  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
  • BU.350.620 Information Systems
  • BU.410.620 Marketing Management
  • BU.680.620 Operations Management
  • BU.232.701 Investments

Sample Electives

  • BU.232.720 Fixed Income
  • BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.151.770 Power and Politics
  • BU.550.620 Evaluating Health Care Innovations
  • BU.152.710 Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • BU.450.730 Design Thinking
  • BU.242.710 Real Estate Funds and Portfolio Management
  • BU.232.730 Wealth Management
  • BU.152.740 & BU.152.745 City Lab
  • BU.150.710 & BU.150.715 Professional Discovery to Market
  • BU.151.620 Global Strategy
  • BU.231.720 Corporate Governance
  • BU.450.710 Marketing Strategy

MBA Concentrations Offered Online

  • Financial Businesses
  • Health Care Management
  • Leading Organizations

MBA Concentrations Offered on Campus

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Businesses
  • Health Care Management
  • Interdisciplinary Business
  • Leading Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate and Infrastructure

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2017-2018

Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$1,330 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0

All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

Life (and Career) After Graduation

Our Career Development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for success in the career search. 

After graduation, Flexible MBA students have started or advanced their careers in a number of industries, including consulting, health care, financial services, government, manufacturing, and technology.

Our alumni have gone on to hold senior positions at some of the most respected companies and organizations in the world, including:

  • AT&T
  • Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Brown Advisory
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Exelon
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Humana
  • Merkle
  • PwC
  • Social Security Administration
  • Bozzuto
  • UBS
  • World Bank

The most recent Flexible MBA career data is available here

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